- Associated Press - Saturday, November 19, 2016

MAGNOLIA, Miss. (AP) - A program is commemorating 150 years of civil rights achievements in a part of south Mississippi once notorious for cross burnings and church bombings.

The Enterprise-Journal reports (https://bit.ly/2fcLNyL ) that the Young People’s Project of McComb is producing the three-part event Sunday.

It takes place at City Hall in Magnolia, beginning with an audience quiz about the civil rights movement from 1865 to present.

It continues with a performance of “McComb, USA,” a play written and first produced in 1965 by students at the McComb Freedom School.

The third part is a discussion of a full-page ad placed in the Enterprise-Journal in 1964 by Citizens for Progress, a coalition of white people that advocated for racial unity and equal treatment of African-Americans.

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Information from: Enterprise-Journal, https://www.enterprise-journal.com

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